CIA650 - Behavioural Science and Forensic Psychology

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Subject Title
Behavioural Science and Forensic Psychology

Subject Description
This course focuses on criminal behavior to better understand criminals to support crime prevention initiatives. It examines the tenets of criminal profiling and outlines various ways in which profiling may be of interest and value to analysis within a public safety environment. Parallels are drawn between the field of criminal profiling and criminal intelligence analysis. Students examine these disciplines and the current theories of criminal and deviant behaviours including genetic, psychological and psychiatric personality disorders.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Assess psychological and behavioural theories to explain criminality.
  2. Explain the challenges of using eyewitness evidence in legal proceedings.
  3. Examine crime theories in behavioural analysis to profile offenders and identify evidence.
  4. Evaluate the underlying theories of crime causation to support the process used to interview suspects.
  5. Analyze the contribution of forensic neuroscience in risk assessment of offender programs.
  6. Argue the relevance and utility of behavioural science and forensic psychology within the scope of public safety.

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